Carbohydrates are stored in the body as glycogen, and provide the body's preferred energy source for activity. Carbohydrates also play important roles in muscle development and muscle repair. For optimum physical performance and physique development the timing of the consumption of certain types of Carbohydrates can be a critical step to take.
Carbohydrates are classed as 'Fast Digesting' (Simple Carbohydrates), or 'Slow Digesting' (Complex Carbohydrates). Fast Carbohydrates like 'Pure Dextrose' and 'Pure Maltodextrin' can be used around training for increased performance and to speed recovery. Complex Carbohydrates like 'Rapid Oats' can be used at other times for slower, more steady energy.